It is still a year away from opening, but the Rt. 7/Belmont Ridge Road interchange reaches a major milestone this month when steel girders will be moved into place. That will cause some extra disruption for motorists during the overnight hours.
The steel work will occur in two phases, with the first phase scheduled to begin the night of Monday, March 27.
During Phase 1, Rt. 7 westbound will have single-lane closures beginning at 10 p.m. on or about March 27. The Rt. 7 eastbound left turn lanes to Belmont Ridge Road north and the left through lane will be closed.
Complete closures of the intersection will occur at 20-minute intervals between midnight and 5 a.m. During the closures, Belmont Ridge Road northbound and southbound will be closed onto Rt. 7 westbound. Traffic flow throughout the night will be subject to the direction of the county deputies. Phase 1 night work and road closures will occur Monday through Friday nights and are expected to take 11 working days. Weather permitting, the work will be finished by April 10.
Phase 2 will begin immediately after Phase 1. Rt. 7 eastbound will have single-lane closures beginning at 10 p.m. the next night. Rt. 7’s eastbound left turn lanes onto Belmont Ridge Road north and the Rt. 7 eastbound left and center through lanes will be closed. The intersection will be closed at 20-minute intervals between midnight and 5 a.m. Phase 2 is expected to take six working days, finishing on or about April 20.
Learn more about the project’s details at loudoun.gov/route7-659.